Buying a book without being lectured

(24 Posts)
Snorkers Tue 30-Jun-20 19:50:59

I want to buy The Madness of Crowds.
I've cancelled my Amazon prime account after their announcement about supporting Mermaids.
I just went to Hive and before I even search I am being offered various books such as Transgender 101, Books by Juno Dawson etc, all on the home page.
Waterstones front page is trying to flog me some libfem tripe by Florence Given, where she tells me that fat black TWs have to work 100 times harder to be accepted as pretty so let's stop thinking about ourselves so much and think about the poor TWs
Can anyone recommend a book seller that is neutral or pro GC please.
So fucking sick of this shite.

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digbee Tue 30-Jun-20 20:02:12

You can buy it direct from the publisher, who also publish JK Rowling.

Anoualler Tue 30-Jun-20 20:02:15

I've used these guys for a while, mainly beacause I boycotted Amazon a good while ago. Many 'independent' booksellers are part of Amazon now so do check their ownership. I do this by cross-checking the Amazon Wikipedia site for businesses they own, and looking at where the business is registered.

Snorkers Tue 30-Jun-20 20:12:49

Thanks very much, good tip about Amazon subsidiaries.

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Toseland Tue 30-Jun-20 20:18:02

Support your local bookstore!

Snorkers Tue 30-Jun-20 20:45:24

Toseland, they're all closed!

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Dicotyledon Tue 30-Jun-20 21:04:53

toseland, where did you get your name from? I haven’t heard that name for donkey’s years!


WooblyBoobly Tue 30-Jun-20 21:08:35

They are not closed!! My local independent is open, and the one in the next village is too. They would love your business smile

WooblyBoobly Tue 30-Jun-20 21:10:25

That's where I bought The Madness of Crowds AND Invisible Women.

AbsintheFriends Tue 30-Jun-20 21:13:16

Yes, if you know of any local bookshops they're very likely to be taking orders by phone. And they'll be so happy to have your business, plus it's an opportunity to talk about the book you're ordering. Win!

Snorkers Tue 30-Jun-20 21:22:36

OK I will investigate local bookshops, even a bit further afield, further! Thanks

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OliveKitteridgeAgain Tue 30-Jun-20 21:24:23

World of Books sells new and second hand. I try to buy second hand as much as possible.

OhHolyJesus Tue 30-Jun-20 21:28:13

News from Nowhere /- haven't checked lately but hopefully more monochrome than rainbows.

Justhadathought Tue 30-Jun-20 22:44:43

Toseland, they're all closed

Yes, but, for example, you can still order from News From Nowhere in Liverpool - a women's co-operative that has been in existence for many decades. In fact, even in the best of times they can get books to you quicker than any of the chains.

I ordered a lock-down book for my Dad and it arrived to him within a week or so.

CountFosco Tue 30-Jun-20 22:48:45


*toseland*, where did you get your name from? I haven’t heard that name for donkey’s years!

Isn't the main character in The Children of Green Knowe called Toseland (Tolly)? Loved those books.

Kassia978 Tue 30-Jun-20 22:59:47

Thank you to the poster who suggested Wordery.

I’ve been looking for an alternative to Amazon but I don’t have a great amount of choice where I live (canada). My only local bookseller, who I had been planning to use, decided to put out a statement this week condemning JK Rowling, so they’re off the list, and all the other booksellers around here are second hand only. I don’t mind buying second hand, but sometimes its hard to find what I want there, and they’re all closed right now anyway.

littlbrowndog Tue 30-Jun-20 23:03:25

I can’t afford to buy books but I read a lot. So I have kindle unlimited

I mean I read a lot not a book a week. So maybe a book a day fast reader

Is there somewhere I could go to get books for my kindle

Toseland Tue 30-Jun-20 23:37:22

Dicotyledon, thanks, l was reading the ‘River at Greene Knowe’ when I joined and missing the character Toseland/Tolly as he’s not in that book. Your name is unusual where is that from?
Our local bookshop has been open for a good while now. Order by phone or facebook and then collect at the door or delivery by bike. When I first started shopping for feminist books the owner high-fived me!

Thinkingabout1t Wed 01-Jul-20 00:24:25

Glad to hear people are boycotting Amazon!
Real bookshops are my favourite places to browse. Online, and are good sites for secondhand books. I buy new ones from and I hope none of them have drunk the Kool-Aid ....

OldCrone Wed 01-Jul-20 01:15:57

Amazon own a lot of other companies, including Abe Books and The Book Depository.

NotYourCisterinAus Wed 01-Jul-20 01:58:45 sells secondhand and new books to raise money for literacy charities--and posts them free of charge. There's quite a big selection (they sell a lot of ex-library books in good condition). is good--and if you live outside of Australia they sell ebooks as well.

Mothership4two Wed 01-Jul-20 02:38:58

Amazon Mermaid announcement passed me by. Cannot find it on Google

KindKylie Wed 01-Jul-20 09:58:45

Loads of the independent bookshops near me are doing books by post smile

SunsetBeetch Wed 01-Jul-20 10:16:10

You could try Kobo , littlbrowndog,read%20directly%20on%20a%20Kindle.&text=But%20Kobo%20books%20are%20typically,-supported%20format%2C%20like%20MOBI.

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